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Akamai Network Interface is not normally a virus: it is a web browsing/download accelerator for sites that support this facility.

But if you have any doubt about its authentacity, scan it with an up to date antivirus/antispyware.

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Cant get my asus 9600 gt up and running on my dell E510 with XP

FOLLOWING Anti-Static Procedures?

1) If the 9600GT is physically installed in the Dell E510, remove it.

Why? You need to install the Drivers, first.
Driver: Small piece of software that allows the Operating System to communicate with a device

The device is the Asus 9600GT graphics card. Windows XP is the O/S. (Operating System)

When a new device is installed on a computer with Windows on it, Windows will 'break it's neck' to find suitable, matching drivers.

If THE drivers are not there, Windows will match up one of it's THOUSANDS of generic, one-size-fits-all drivers.

This = No

A driver conflict can result.............
Windows: "Which drivers do I use? These or THESE?"

Turn the computer on, let Windows load. Load the drivers. If asked DO NOT restart the computer. Close all windows, go back to your desktop screen. Turn the computer off normally.

NOW........physically install the graphics card. Do not forget to plug the monitor into the graphics card.

Now you have the principle, let's do it for real............
Along with the Drivers, you should also download, AND install; the user interface. With an Nvidia graphics card this is Nvidia Control Center. (With an ATI graphics card it's Catalyst Control Center)

The user interface should ALWAYS be installed.
(Asus may have made the graphics card, but they are using Nvidia graphics chipsets, and design. It is an Nvidia graphics card essentially, with an Asus name on it. Doesn't matter WHO makes that graphics card, it is still an Nvidia graphics card)

Just wanted you to know the following is the is the 9600GT, even though it doesn't state the GT with it,

Click on the + sign to the left of VGA (6)
There are 5 different drivers listed. There is also Microsoft Net Framework.
Right now we will concern ourselves with the Drivers.

Of the 5 different drivers, which one do you use?
The newer the driver, SUPPOSEDLY all bugs the previous versions have had, have now been worked out.

Therefore the thinking would be, "I'll use the newest driver version"
That doesn't always pan out either. Sometimes a newer version just doesn't work.

I also do not like, that each version doesn't even have a little sentence, a little input; as to what the newer version has implemented.

What changes were made? Or what bugs were eliminated?

So this is my plan...........Download AND install the newest version, 301.42. If it doesn't work, or work properly; then delete it, and install the oldest version - version 171.6

In the VGA drivers list, go to the top file listed -. 301.42
To the right of - Download from: - click on the blue -> Global

The - Install Akamai NetSession Interface - will come up.
Click on the Orange - download the installer - to the right of Click here to begin:

A small window will come up -
Opening AsusInstaller.exe
Go below in the small window, and click on Save File

A small download window will come up. Allow the file to download all the way, then DOUBLE-click right on the file name.
At the bottom of the next 3 small windows, click on Next, Next, and Finish.

Now according to what is stated;

"Download the installer by clicking the link below.
Run the downloaded installer - it will set up the NetSession Interface.
When the install has completed, this popup will close and the download will resume in the browser window."

Sounds plausible. I'm not going to download it, because I do not need to install any drivers, using this method. Do not need to install any drivers at all, anyway.

Also here is this bit of information,

After reading the FAQ, and a certain 'passage' in it, IMHO after downloading, and installing Akamai NetSession Interface, and using it this ONCE, I would REMOVE it

Go into Control Panel - Add/Remove Programs, and remove it.
JMHO. It looks okay to use once, but I wouldn't keep it.

"If the software or media publisher uses the same feature and you enable it, NetSession can also use a SMALL AMOUNT OF YOUR UPLOAD BANDWIDTH to enable OTHER USERS of the NetSession Interface to download pieces of the publisher's content from YOUR computer."

In otherwords, Asus, and companies like it, that use Akamai NetSession Interface, are saving money by using your computer as a storage device; and as a repeater.

Your computer then becomes the server computer, with the software that someone else needs.

"OH, It's just on a temporary basis!"
Kiss my rear end, Dell.
You have that Akamai software on your computer, and IF you have software needed by someone else using Akamai ya-da, ya-da; they will be accessing your computer for THAT software.

Not the Akamai software..........Whatever software you may have on your computer, that took an Akamai NetSession to download, and install.

That's how I see it. Like a P2P. A Torrent.
This kid says ->No Thanks.
I <- would just use it ONCE, then DELETE it from your computer.
Again, JMHO.

Moving on............

The driver file is a Zip file. A Zip file is used to send large amounts of info more easily.
A Zip file is a Compressed file. Needs to be uncompressed, or 'unzipped'.

Once you get to download the file; allow it to download all the way.
DOUBLE-click on the file name.
In the next small window go to the far left, and click on -
Extract all files

At the bottom of the next 3 small windows, click on Next, Next, and Finish.

If you only get the Drivers, and not the Nvidia Control Panel, (User interface), let me know. We'll go to Nvidia Support.

I would also download, and install the Microsoft Net Framework 3.0

With the Drivers installed, and the Nvidia Control Panel installed, THEN physically install the graphics card. Attach the monitor cable. Close the computer case. Plug the computer into power.
WAIT 1 minute, turn the computer on.

There is a problem I need to ask about; the Power Supply.....

According to this website the graphics card alone, needs 152 Watts of power.

This is a PCI Express graphics card.
Goes in a PCI-Express x16 slot.

A PCI-Express x16 slot, can ONLY deliver up to 75 Watts.
You need an additional power cable, that will deliver an additional 75 Watts.

That would be a 6-pin PCI Express power cable,

The 6-pin PCI Express power cable is shown on the Left.
To the Right, is a 6-pin PCI Express ADAPTER cable.

TWO 4-pin Peripheral power cables are used with it.
Again -> TWO <-

Orange wires are 3.3 Volts
Red wires are 5 Volts
Yellow wires are 12 Volts
Black wires are Ground wires.

See how the 6-pin PCi Express power cable has TWO Yellow wires, and two Ground wires? (Not talking about the adapter cable)

Here is a 4-pin Peripheral power cable,

Note that it only has ONE Yellow wire. One 12 Volt wire.
"But there is a Red 5 Volt wire too"
Not EVEN good enough........Needs to be TWO 12 Volt wires.

Therefore if using a 6-pin PCI Express ADAPTER power cable, ALWAYS use two 4-pin Peripheral power cables to it.

IF you don't;
A) The gold plated contact pins, on the bottom of the graphics card will burn

B) The contact pins in the PCI-Express x16 slot will burn.

C) The contact pins on the graphics card, for the 6-pin PCI Express power cable, will burn.

D) The contact pins in the connector, of the 6-pin PCI Express power cable, will burn.

Use TWO 4-pin Peripheral power cables, when using a 6-pin PCI Express adapter power cable.

305 Watt power supply, huh?
According to a few reviews I just skimmed over, the Dell Dimension E510 was introduced to the market, in late 2005.

Until fairly recent years, Power Supply manufacturers were 'fudging' the ACTUAL maximum rated Wattage
Okay.........they were Lying...........

They used the Peak Power rating, instead of the Continuous rating.
That 305 Watt power supply, is more like 60 to 70 percent of what is stated.

For easy math, divide 305 by 10.
= 30.5
Take 30.5 times 6 for 60 percent. = 183.0 Watts
Take 30.5 times 7 for 70 percent. = 213.5 Watts

CPU (Processor) is what?
If the review is correct, Intel Pentium 4, model 531,

Scroll down.
That baby can use Up To 84 Watts by ITSELF.

Graphics card = Up to 152 Watts of power.
CPU = 84 Watts of power

That isn't even counting the motherboard, Ram Memory, Harddrive, Optical Drive/s (CD/DVD drive), computer case fans.....

Plus looking at the Dell E510 Service Manual > Technical Overview > Power Supply DC Connector Pin Assignments; I do not see any 6-pin PCI Express power cable/s.

So........Need to upgrade the Power Supply, if you are going to run that graphics card.
There MAY be a problem with that.........
For additional questions please post in a Comment.
Regards, joecoolvette

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Verify that the wireless switch is turned on.

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Pls. help us,how can we used land cord to connect printer konica 7035 to computer. we already down load a driver from internet . we try many times to check sa IP address and test print but still we cannt...

Using arp command (UNIX)
From UNIX you can use the arp command to assign the IP address to the network interface card.
Perform the following procedure:
1. Turn off the print controller and the main body printer.
2. Log in as superuser on a host on the same subnet as the network interface card. However, if
the server resides on another subnet, complete this procedure to store the IP address in the
network interface card.
3. Find the MAC address of the network interface card. The address is printed on the Status Page
each time you turn on the print controller and the main body printer.
4. Edit the hosts file (usually /etc/hosts) or use NIS or DIS to add IP address and node name of
the network interface card. See the network administrator for the IP address. For example, a
network interface card with a name of printfast and an IP address of has the
entry: printfast
5. Add an entry to the arp cache for IP address and Mac address of the network interface card,
arp -s 0:40:c8:0:0:ff
RS6000 (AIX) requires the ether option after arp -s. For example:
arp -s ether 0:40:c8:0:0:ff
6. Check the print controller and the main body printer to see that the network interface card is connected
to the network. Turn on the print controller and the main body printer.
7. Send a ping command to the network interface card to verify it is running on the network, as
for example:
ping or ping printfast
The network interface card will not respond to this ping command but it will read its IP address
from the packets.
8. Turn off the print controller and the main body printer and back on again and then send the
ping command again to verify that the network interface card obtained its IP address. A confirmation
message displays as: is alive
9. Remove the entry from the arp cache using the following command. Specify the network
interface card either by its IP address or by its name, for example:
arp -d printfast
Konica Network Interface Card INSTRUCTION MANUAL 2-5
Chapter 2 Setting Up the Network Interface Card
Using MAP
By using MAP (Management Access Program) included the CD-ROM that comes with the network
interface card, you can automatically identify the network interface card on the network and set it up
for TCP/IP by using Web Utilities. To use this method to assign the IP address to the network interface
card, the following procedure should be performed on computers in advance:
• TCP/IP correctly configured
• IPX/SPX-compatible protocol installed
• MAP installed and MAP setup correctly executed
About how to set up TCP/IP and how to install IPX/SPX-compatible protocol, refer to Windows Help
menus for example. For MAP, refer to “Using MAP (Management Access Program)” in this chapter.
To change an IP address already assigned to a network interface card, you can not use the
arp command. Use Web Utilities instead. These methods also allow you to set up subnet
mask and default gateway, etc.
Using NIManage
Refer to “Chapter 7 AppleTalk Configuration”.
 Accessing Web Utilities
The network interface card is provided with an HTTP server having Web Utilities. By accessing this server,
you can change settings of the printing system. There are two ways to access Web Utilities, through a Web
Browser, either through Netscape Navigator, version 4.x or greater or through Internet Explorer, version 4.x
or greater.
• Use MAP to have the network interface card on the networks identified automatically, thereby accessing
Web Utilities.
• Use a Web Browser to type the IP address assigned to the network interface card, and thereby access
the Web Utilities. For example:
If you designate the proxy setting in your Web Browser you cannot access the Web Utilities.
For more information see your network adminisrator.
Chapter 2 Setting Up the Network Interface Card
2-6 Konica Network Interface Card INSTRUCTION MANUAL
 Using MAP (Management Access Program)
A utility called MAP is provided on the CD-ROM that comes with the network interface card.
This program automatically identifies the network interface cards on the networks and lists them on Web
Browser screen. From this Web Browser list you can select a network interface card to change its settings
and control Web Utilities.

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